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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena
Ancient Origins seeks to uncover, what we believe, is one of the most important pieces of knowledge we can acquire as human beings – our beginnings. While many believe that we already hold such knowledge, our view is that there still exists a multitude of anomalies and mysteries in humanity's past that deserve further examination. We therefore wish to foster an open community that is dedicated to investigating, understanding and explaining the origins of our species on planet earth. To this end, we aim to organize, support and even finance efforts in this direction. Our aim is to move beyond theories and to present a thorough examination of current research and evidence and to offer alternative viewpoints and explanations to those currently held by mainstream science and archaeology. Come with us on a journey to explore lost civilisations, sacred writings, ancient places, unexplained artefacts and scientific mysteries while we seek to reconstruct and retell the story of our beginnings.

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Did Humans Walk the Earth with Dinosaurs? Triceratops Horn Dated to 33,500 Years A Triceratops brow horn discovered in Dawson County, Montana, has been controversially dated to around 33,500 years, challenging the view that dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago. The finding radically suggests that early humans may have once walked the earth with the fearsome reptiles thousands of years ago. The Triceratops brow horn was excavated in May 2012 and stored at the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum.

Human Exodus May Have Reached China 100,000 Years Ago Catherine Brahic | New Scientist | Aug 8 2014 OUR direct ancestors may have found their way out of Africa much earlier than we think. As new fossil remains emerge from China and south-east Asia, the traditional story of how we left Africa is being challenged. The accepted view is that Homo sapiens evolved in Africa 200,000 years ago and stayed there until 60,000 years ago, when they struck out through the Middle East and spread around the world. Any older hominin bones found outside Africa are deemed dead ends.

Roman Army - Recruitment, Legions, Siege Warfare & More Evolution of the Roman Army: Recruitment of Soliders for the Roman Army: The Roman army changed over time. The consuls had the power to recruit troops, but in the last years of the Republic, provincial governors were replacing troops without the approval of the consuls. This led to legionaries loyal to their generals rather than Rome. Unexplained Phenomena Ancient Origins seeks to uncover, what we believe, is one of the most important pieces of knowledge we can acquire as human beings – our beginnings. While many believe that we already hold such knowledge, our view is that there still exists a multitude of anomalies and mysteries in humanity's past that deserve further examination. We therefore wish to foster an open community that is dedicated to investigating, understanding and explaining the origins of our species on planet earth. To this end, we aim to organize, support and even finance efforts in this direction. Our aim is to move beyond theories and to present a thorough examination of current research and evidence and to offer alternative viewpoints and explanations to those currently held by mainstream science and archaeology.

Newly Found Megalithic Ruins In Russia Contain The Largest Blocks Of Stone Ever Discovered By Michael Snyder An incredible discovery that was recently made in Russia threatens to shatter conventional theories about the history of the planet. On Mount Shoria in southern Siberia, researchers have found an absolutely massive wall of granite stones. Some of these gigantic granite stones are estimated to weigh more than 3,000 tons, and as you will see below, many of them were cut “with flat surfaces, right angles, and sharp corners”.

Why medieval monks filled manuscript margins with murderous rabbits Long before Sergio Aragonés filled the margins of MAD Magazine with tiny, weird cartoons, the margins of medieval manuscripts were a playground for bored monks with crude senses of humor. While some monks expressed themselves with flat-out crudity, a more common motif was the ubiquitous, triumphant armed rabbit, often shown killing dogs, humans, and other enemies of bunnykind. Writer Jon Kaneko-James explains the symbolism of these murdering coneys, illustrated with fine examples of the form. Since rabbits and hares were signs of cowardice, innocence, helplessness, and passive but willing sexuality (lots of medieval sexual imagery involves wolves jumping on rabbits), the idea of them getting their revenge amused medieval artists as much as it amuses me. Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts?

New Evidence Lost Civilizations Really Existed What if everything you’ve been taught about the origins of civilization is wrong? Be it that certain pieces of our history have been intentionally hidden, or that we have yet to discover and realize the true story of our past, new archaeological and geological discoveries are revealing that sophisticated civilizations have likely existed in prehistoric times. Until recently, the archaeological community has spread the view that the beginnings of human civilization started after the last Ice Age, which ended around 9,600 BC. All human ancestors prior to this time were recognized as primitive, uncivilized hunter-gatherers who were incapable of communal organization and architectural design. It was only after the Ice Age, when huge 2-mile deep ice caps that covered much of Europe and North America melted, that our human ancestors started to develop and perfect agriculture, forming more-complex economic and social structures around 4000 BC.

DNA Analysis Shows That Native American Genealogy Is One of the Most Unique in the World Anna LeMind, GuestWaking Times The suppression of the Native Americans and the decimation of their culture is a black page in the history of the United States. The discrimination and injustices towards this ancient race, which had lived on the American continent long before the European conquerors came to this land, are still present to this day despite the efforts of different groups and organizations trying to restore justice. Top 10 Worst Plagues In History Health History is dotted with epidemics and plagues, but a certain number of them stand out as unique for their severity and impact on future generations. This is a list of the worst plagues in man’s recorded history. Moscow Plague and Riot The first signs of plague in Moscow appeared in late 1770, which would turn into a major epidemic in the spring of 1771.

The Voyage of Odysseus - Graham Hancock Official Website Please welcome our Author of the Month for June, Michael MacRae. Using excerpts from his book Sun Boat, Michael questions whether Homer’s The Odyssey might in fact be a veiled account of the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1160 – 1130 B.C. The Iliad and The Odyssey are the oldest complete books in Western literature and have remained popular for near on 3,000 years. The Iliad concerns Helen’s abduction to Troy and the subsequent ten-year long Trojan War to free her.

Archaeologists Uncover More Evidence Middle Earth Might Have Been Real One of the most recently discovered species of human was a small creature discovered on the Indonesian Island of Flores in 2003, known as homo floresiensis. Archaeologist Mike Morwood discovered the primitive human species, which was immediately nicknamed “hobbit”, because of their very short stature. When I say short, I mean truly short – the species lived on the Island of Flores somewhere between 17,000 to 95,000 years ago, and they only stood a surprising 3 feet, 6 inches off the ground. Free Online Ancient and Medieval History Courses from Top Universities Here are some online ancient and medieval history courses offered free by three top universities: Utah State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Open University. Utah State University (USU) USU offers a course exploring the development of civilization in the West, and touches on other continents as well. The course is designed to scratch the surface of ancient world history for beginning/amateur historians. History and Civilization

Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis is from space A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having an extraterrestrial origin. Known as the ‘iron man’, the 24-centimetre-high sculpture may represent the god Vaiśravaṇa and was likely created from a piece of the Chinga meteorite that was strewn across the border region between Russia and Mongolia between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, according to Elmar Buchner, of the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and his colleagues. In a paper published in Metoritics and Planetary Science, the team reports their analysis of the iron, nickel, cobalt and trace elements of a sample from the statue, as well as its structure. They found that the geochemistry of the artefact is a match for values known from fragments of the Chinga meteorite. The piece turned into the ‘iron man’ would be the third largest known from that fall.

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